VMware ESXi 6.5

This is Dell Customized Image of VMware ESXi 6.5 Dell Version: A04, Build# 5310538

Fixes & Enhancements

For fixes & enhancements, please refer attached VMware release notes


Version 6.5, A04


Enterprise Solutions

Last Updated

22 Sep 2017


Available formats

File Format:ISO Image
File Name:VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0-5310538.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-A04.iso
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File Size: 336 MB
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File Name:VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0-5310538.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-A04.zip
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File Size: 328 MB
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File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:ESXi_6 5-ReleaseNotes-Dell-A04.txt
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Installation instructions
1. Click Download now, to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save this program to disk and click OK. The Save In window appears.
3. From the Save In drop-down menu, click to select Desktop and then click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
4. If a Download Complete window appears, click Close. A new icon appears on your desktop.

To install VMware ESXi with this downloaded .ISO file using CD-ROM method, you need a CD-R or CD-RW and appropriate software to create a CD. Follow your CD writing software vendor's instructions to create a CD.

For additional install instructions, refer Installation/Deployment guides available at https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html http://www.dell.com/virtualizationsolutions
Important Information
Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system

For Dell Support documentation on VMware ESX/ESXi , refer http://www.dell.com/virtualizationsolutions
The Dell Customized VMware ESXi image does not include Dell OpenManage Server Administrator.
For detailed instructions to install and use Dell OpenManage Server Administrator, see the Dell OpenManage documentation at http://www.dell.com/openmanagemanuals

This image is customized by Dell which includes updated driver versions.
Dell also modifies the below files as part of customization.

The drivers included in this ESXi image by Dell as part of the customization process are:
Broadcom Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
bnxtnet -

Qlogic Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
net-bnx2 - 2.2.6a.v60.4
net-bnx2x - 2.713.10.v60.4
net-cnic - 2.713.10.v60.5
nqlcnic - 6.0.63 qcnic -
qedentv -
qedf -
misc-cnic-register - 1.713.10.v60.1
qfle3 -
qfle3f -
qfle3i -
qlnativefc -
scsi-bnx2fc - 1.713.10.v60.4
scsi-bnx2i - 2.713.10.v60.3
scsi-qedil -
scsi-qla4xxx - 644.6.06.0

Intel Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
net-i40e - 2.0.6
net-igb - 5.3.3
net-ixgbe - 4.5.1

Emulex Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
elxiscsi - 11.2.1152.0
elxnet - 11.2.1149.0
lpfc -
brcmfcoe - 11.2.1153.13

Dell PERC Controller Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
lsi-mr3 - 7.700.50.00
scsi-megaraid-sas - 06.805.56.00
dell-shared-perc8 - 06.806.89.00

NOTE: The list of files appended/modified/customized by Dell may change during a later release.
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This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

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